Facebook To Pay A Historic $5 Billion Penalty In Final Settlement With FTC

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has officially penalized Facebook a groundbreaking $5 billion over privacy violations, the largest fine in FTC history.  According to a Wednesday press release from the FTC, the social network giant will also have to submit to new restrictions, as well as a modified corporate structure that will hold the company … Continue reading Facebook To Pay A Historic $5 Billion Penalty In Final Settlement With FTC

Don’t ignore this alert from Facebook. It’s your chance to quickly curb what it knows.

“Sometime soon, Facebook will get in the way of using Facebook for a minute or two. The social network will present a series of dialogs to U.S. users to remind them of their privacy options and give them a chance to change them. The move, announced in a blog post Thursday morning, constitutes one of … Continue reading Don’t ignore this alert from Facebook. It’s your chance to quickly curb what it knows.

Day 1 of Facebook’s F8 conference was packed with announcements and updates. FaceDate “Clear History” Instagram video-chat and antibullying Reopening its app review process Oculus – on sale for $199 Messenger simplifies and starts translation Introducing VR memories and 3D photos WhatsApp hits 450 MM stories users Sharing to Facebook and Instagram Stories from other apps … Continue reading

2018 Update: What Happens In An Internet Minute by Lori Lewis | Merge | AllAccess.com

Radio listening remains strong; Nielsen’s Comparable Metrics Report reveals radio reaches 93% of the U.S. each week. The audience relies on us at work, at home and in the car. They trust we’ll curate the best music, and keep them entertained and informed. We also know they have other choices. And some of those choices … Continue reading 2018 Update: What Happens In An Internet Minute by Lori Lewis | Merge | AllAccess.com

Facebook Is Giving Advertisers More Control Over Where Their Ads Appear

“Brands advertising on Facebook will soon have more control over where their ads appear. The social network is rolling out several tools aimed at providing more transparency before campaigns go live. The latest additions, announced today, will provide advertisers with a list of publishers up front to show where ads might appear via Instant Articles, … Continue reading Facebook Is Giving Advertisers More Control Over Where Their Ads Appear

How to use Facebook mobile ads as an “interest indicator” to drive conversions

“We all know that Facebook is a viable source of huge amounts of mobile traffic with relatively cheap CPCs (cost per click). It’s too good an opportunity to ignore in today’s digital landscape – even if your mobile landing page experience isn’t up to snuff. Maybe you’ve got a completely new mobile experience in the … Continue reading How to use Facebook mobile ads as an “interest indicator” to drive conversions

10 Ways Major League Baseball teams win on social media

“Only a few days or so into the 2017 season, here are 10 different ways that Major League Baseball teams were using social media around Opening Day last week, and what brands of all shapes and sizes can learn from these teams.” Great job Bob Cargill and ClickZ.  10 Ways Major League Baseball Teams Win … Continue reading 10 Ways Major League Baseball teams win on social media

The crucial social advertising updates you missed

If you’ve been tuned out to social marketing headlines for the past few months, consider this your crib sheet. “Keeping track of developments at Facebook could — and does — provide enough fodder for dedicated publications. So… an all-inclusive list, this is not. (In fact, those kooks over at Facebook have probably rolled out something … Continue reading The crucial social advertising updates you missed

Mobile Key To Car Sales, Facebook Finds

“…The majority of digital car ads are delivered in the final month before consumers make the big buy, doubtless as a result of behavioral targeting. However most consumers (59%) have actually settled on one or two models by that time, so the ads are either redundant or irrelevant.” Mobile Key To Car Sales, Facebook Finds … Continue reading Mobile Key To Car Sales, Facebook Finds